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#Ciena25: 25 pictures from 25 years at Ciena

2017 marks the 25-year anniversary of Ciena's founding in 1992. To celebrate, we look back at the people, pictures and technologies that have made us who we are today.

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Silhouetted man with hat and sunRock on with These Packet Networking Summer Camp On-Demand Jams

Did you miss any of Ciena’s Summer Camp “jam sessions” as part of the Packet Networking Summer Camp Series? Well, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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How NFV Works

Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) reduces cost and accelerates service deployment for network operators by moving functions like firewalls and encryption from dedicated hardware to commodity servers.

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What is Submarine Networking?

How has the evolution to Open Submarine Networks (Coherent Optics, Open APIs and SDN) impacted your role in building and managing submarine networks? Share the impact to your role.

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Teacher with tablet with kidsShare Your Experiences

Help industry colleagues find a solution by sharing your experiences. Browse open community questions.

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What is your favorite engineering joke?

What is your favorite joke for or about engineering? What makes you laugh as you think about your career in engineering? Add your favorite joke.

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Why NFV? 

Until recently, network functions such as firewalls and encryption have been performed on dedicated hardware devices. The rise of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) has shifted this kind of processing to commodity servers. NFV brings significant advantages for network operators in the areas of cost reduction and acceleration of service deployment.

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